Welcome to Topsail Adventures


Low-carbon adventure sailing holidays
aboard the Amelie Rose

Inspirational Sailing Adventures aboard the Amelie Rose

We have been providing low-carbon adventure holidays aboard the Amelie Rose since 2009, sailing all over the English Channel from the Solent to Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, and across to the Channel Islands and Brittany.

Our focus is on offering you exciting, safe, inspirational sailing adventures – regardless of your age, race, religion, disability, sexuality or gender/gender expression enabling you to enjoy living within nature, harnessing her power, and bringing you closer to the elements and your crewmates as a result.

I hope that you enjoy browsing our site and look forward to sailing with you soon,

Nic Beck
(Owner & Skipper – Topsail Adventures / Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose)

Topsail Adventures Latest Covid-19 Update

Click to find out more about what we are doing in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Topsail Adventures Latest Covid-19 Update

Click to find out more about what we are doing in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Click here to try out our Adventure Finder!

Select the adventure style or destination that you'd like to experience and then put a cross next to the dates that work for you. The Finder will (almost) instantly show you what matches on the schedule, and from there you're just steps away from booking your next adventure!

AR21-01 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR21-01 Traditional Taster Weekend
The first Traditional Taster of the year; a spring Bank Holiday weekend spent exploring the bustling harbours and quiet anchorages of our home waters.
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Join:
28 May 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
30 May 2021, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Full

AR21-02 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR21-02 Traditional Taster Weekend
Enjoy a weekend sailing on a tradtional boat sampling the best that the Solent has to offer from our base on the Beautiful Beaulieu River
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Join:
04 June 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
06 June 2021, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Full

AR21-03 Jurassic Coastal Cruise

AR21-03 Jurassic Coastal Cruise
A fantastic coastal voyage from the Solent, along the ever-changing Jurassic Coast to Falmouth Harbour in the heart of Cornwall
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Join:
7 June 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
13 June 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
6 days
Price:
£595 per person
Status:
Full

AR21-10 Isles of Scilly Mid-Summer Cruise

AR21-10 Isles of Scilly Mid-Summer Cruise
Cruise Westwards to spend Mid-summers day on the Isles of Scilly - clear blue waters & white sandy beaches in this sun-kissed haven.
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Join:
19 June 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
27 June 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Special Offer:
Now only £895!
Status:
Nearly Full

AR21-11 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

Amelie Rose anchored in The Cove whilst on a sailing around the Isles of Scilly
Cruise westwards to the Scilly Isles - a timeless haven where clear blue waters & white sandy beaches abound in the summer sun.
Find out more >
Join:
03 July 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
11 July 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Status:
Full

AR21-12 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

Amelie Rose lies at anchor in Tean Sound, Isles of Scilly
Sail to the Scillies aboard the Amelie Rose. Clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, wildlife galore - a slice of paradise in the summer sun.
Find out more >
Join:
17 July 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
25 July 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Special Offer:
Now only £895!
Status:
Nearly Full

AR21-13 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

AR21-13 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise
Sail West from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly - clear blue waters & white sandy beaches abound in this sun-kissed haven.
Find out more >
Join:
31 July 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
08 August 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Status:
Full

AR21-14 Cruise the Isles of Scilly

Amelie Rose sails along the coast of St Marys whilst on an Isles of Scilly Adventure
Sail cruise to the stunning Isles of Scilly aboard an Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter - the perfect summer tonic away from lockdown blues.
Find out more >
Join:
14 August 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
22 August 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Special Offer:
Now only £895!
Status:
Nearly Full

AR21-15 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

AR21-15 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise
Sail from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly - clear blue waters & white sandy beaches abound in this sun-kissed haven.
Find out more >
Join:
25 August 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
02 September 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Status:
Full

AR21-16 Jurassic Coastal Cruise

AR21-16 Jurassic Coastal Cruise
An amazing coastal voyage from Falmouth in the heart of Cornwall along the Jurassic Coast to the Beaulieu River.
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Join:
05 September 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
11 September 2021, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
6 days
Price:
£595 per person
Status:
Full

AR21-17 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR21-17 Traditional Taster Weekend
Experience a gaff-rig sailing adventure aboard the Amelie Rose. Sail a 24 ton gaffer and explore the bustling waters and havens of the Solent.
Find out more >
Join:
17 September 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
19 September 2021, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Available

AR21-18 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR21-18 Traditional Taster Weekend
Enjoy a weekend sailing on a tradtional boat sampling the best that the Solent has to offer from our base on the Beautiful Beaulieu River
Find out more >
Join:
24 September 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
26 September 2021, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Available

AR21-19 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR21-19 Traditional Taster Weekend
Last chance to sail aboard the Amelie Rose in 2021! Join us for our final Traditional Taster weekend around our native Solent waters
Find out more >
Join:
01 October 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
03 October 2021, 1700 hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Full

Sail

There are many ways to enjoy a low-carbon adventure aboard the Amelie Rose; join us for a Traditional Taster Weekend, set sail on a longer Adventure Cruise, be part of the action at a Festival or Special Event or polish your sailing skills on a Training Course or Milebuilder Voyage

Learn

From belaying pins to topmasts, bowsprits to gun-tackles; traditional boats are awash with terms unfamiliar to the modern sailor.

Learn gaff rig sailing skills on any of our adventures, or join us for a training course or mile-builder voyage to experience prefessional quality training on the prettiest school boat in the Channel

Enjoy

No sailing experience is required and you can come on your own or share the adventure with friends, We have trips ranging in length from two days to over a fortnight and you can even book the whole boat for a very special custom celebration.

Topsail Adventures - Home of Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose

We provide hands on adventure holidays and sail training aboard the Amelie Rose, (star of ITV’s Hungry Sailors).

Since 2009 we’ve been sailing around the English Channel from the Solent to the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and Brittany introducing guest crews and RYA trainees to our wonderful world…

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Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose

Launched in 2009, Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose is a replica 19th Century Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter.

Commissioned by us in 2006 she is custom designed for charter work and was built in Cornwall by Luke Powell of Working Sail.

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What people say:

  • Thank you very much for a wonderful week on board Amelie Rose. You and Steve really looked after us. I enjoyed the experience of sailing a gaff rigged pilot cutter by our own muscle power and teamwork. You blended us together well and with patience. The food especially the Thai curry was very good. We had a lot of fun and laughs. The experience was like an Outward Bound one and it was a useful character forming experience to be taken out of my comfort zone. I returned a better sailor for it and I am very grateful.

    James Hanratty

Featured Adventures

AR21-12 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

Amelie Rose lies at anchor in Tean Sound, Isles of Scilly
Sail to the Scillies aboard the Amelie Rose. Clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, wildlife galore - a slice of paradise in the summer sun.
Find out more >
Join:
17 July 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
25 July 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Special Offer:
Now only £895!
Status:
Nearly Full

AR21-14 Cruise the Isles of Scilly

Amelie Rose sails along the coast of St Marys whilst on an Isles of Scilly Adventure
Sail cruise to the stunning Isles of Scilly aboard an Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter - the perfect summer tonic away from lockdown blues.
Find out more >
Join:
14 August 2021, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
22 August 2021, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Special Offer:
Now only £895!
Status:
Nearly Full

AR21-17 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR21-17 Traditional Taster Weekend
Experience a gaff-rig sailing adventure aboard the Amelie Rose. Sail a 24 ton gaffer and explore the bustling waters and havens of the Solent.
Find out more >
Join:
17 September 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
19 September 2021, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Available

Special Offers

Discounted Adventures

Discounted Adventures
All of our currently discounted adventures on one handy page - a one stop shop for thrifty traditional sailing adventurers! Read More

Referral Bonus Scheme

Referral Bonus Scheme
Refer your friends to Topsail Adventures and get money off your next trip - they have a great time and so does your wallet! Read More

Standby Specials Club

Standby Specials Club
Want to come sailing on the Amelie Rose but don't quite have enough pennies saved? Join our Standby Specials Club! Read More

Recent Articles from the "Topsail Tattler"

All our latest news and stories; from the skipper’s rants to new trips and special offers. Everything that’s happening in the world of Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose
25th March 2021

The Isles of Scilly are a stunning destination, but getting there, staying there and moving around the islands can be a complicated and expensive business. Skipper Nic makes the case for why a trip to the Islands aboard the Amelie Rose is the best of all the available options and provides you with maximum bang for your buck.

25th March 2021

This simple vegetarian curry makes for brilliant warming passage food – and is flexible enough to soak up any “leftover” veggies from the fridge. Although there’s no reason that you couldn’t throw some chicken in too, the veggie version is pretty quick to cook making it a regular on Amelie Rose’s menu plans. We normally pair it up with some mini naan’s and Amelie Rose’s Idiot Proof Rice but it could equally well serve as a veggie side to a meaty curry or a dahl if you want to push the boat out.

19th March 2021

After much careful checking with the RYA and British Marine (who have been liaising with “the powers that be”) we are now happy to announce that we will be recommencing normal charter operations on 28 May 2021. Our revamped Summer Schedule is now live on the website and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all aboard once more, and to GOING SAILING! For more about our Covid-19 cancellation policies and what we will be doing to keep you safe onboard, please read on.

26th February 2021

We are delighted that the government’s roadmap out of lockdown (and the NHS’s amazing mass vaccination efforts which are enabling it) mean that it looks like we will be able to start sailing again in just a few months’ time. We still need to get some clarifications before we can finalise our 2021 Schedule however, so please bear with us for just another couple of weeks and then we’ll finally be able plan a fantastic summer of sailing together! In the meantime, read on for the latest updates on our Covid-19 responses, cancellation policies, and on board safety procedures.

5th February 2021

It’s been a lovely day’s sailing, our pilotage cut the mustard and we’ve snuck into port just before the “Harbour Full” sign went up. But before we can take a sip of something ice-cold and refreshing we’ve still got to get the boat alongside and tied up safely. As this series on close-quarters boat handling draws to a close, Skipper Nic turns an eye to that final piece of the puzzle – getting alongside without becoming that evening’s gossip in the harbour-side taverns…

4th February 2021

We are increasingly cheered by the rapid progress that is being made by the NHS vaccination teams and are really hopeful that 2021 will be the year that we finally are able to get out sailing again with our lovely guest crews! However, we do note that there may still be some disruption to our sailing schedule in the early months of the 2021 season, and with this in mind here’s an update to let you know what we’re doing about Covid-19, and to confirm our Covid-19 cancellation policies and other plans.

6th July 2020

Skippered Charter is back! But continuing restrictions mean that "business as usual" is simply not an option for the rest of the year. However, we're sailors, and sailors are versatile right? But money is tight and if we get this wrong we might lose the wind, and have to swallow the anchor for ever. It's all sooo confusing - but be calm shipmates, we have a plan...

6th July 2020

With the restart of Skippered Charter confirmed on 4th July but social contact restrictions still in place, Topsail Adventures has today launched our "Build Your Own Adventure" Season. Book the whole boat for a simple daily fee and your household of up to six people can set sail as the temporary "owners" of your very own Scillonian Pilot Cutter! Where from? Where to? How long? You decide!

24th April 2020

It’s been a weird month it really has. We began full of hope – about to move the boat up to Gosport for her annual lift-out as we entered final preparations for the 2020 season. Now, as April draws to a close, we’re locked-down on the Beaulieu River, down-rigged with the Winter covers back on, wondering if there will be any sailing at all this year.

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Topsail Adventures Ltd

Phone: +44 (0)800 773 4264

Email: ahoy@topsail-adventures.co.uk

Post: Amelie Rose, Harbour Office, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. SO42 7XB.

Registered Company Number: 6000046

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